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Transition For Farm & Food Care Canada

The Farm & Food Care Canada board of directors has evaluated its mission, vision and organizational structure and transitioned to the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) this week.

According to officials, the move reflects the importance of building public trust in Canada’s food system as it intensifies.

And the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity with its research, training and consumer support services is equipped to provide expertise and support to the entire food system.

The new Canadian CFI is funded by partners and individuals from across the food system and across the country.

It will be governed by a small Board of Directors, with a focus on operational excellence, and a larger Advisory Council representative of the entire agri-food chain.

“We launched the Canadian CFI in June 2016 and after much consideration and consultation feel that this is the right strategic direction and organizational model that’s needed to help Canada’s food system earn trust in the future,” stated Ian McKillop, Chair. “This refined focus will strengthen the CCFI’s trust earning services and provide enhanced support for Farm & Food Care Ontario and Saskatchewan, and many other agri-food sector partners working in this area.”

The Farm & Food Care Canada board will serve as the transition board for the new CCFI until the new Board and Advisory Council is in place in the next few months.

Farm & Food Care Canada was created in 2010 as a charity with the mandate to build public trust in Canadian food and farming.